Canadian immigration has recently seen a trend in which the required CRS score for potential immigrants has been falling. Recently, Alberta revealed the details of the draw that was held on 21st June, and it goes to prove that more people are being given the opportunity of applying for permanent residence.
The draw was held through the Express Entry-based provincial nomination stream. The government issued 262 Notifications of Interest or NOIs and distributed them among Express Entry candidates. Some of them had CRS scores as low as 300, but they still received NOIs.
Under the Alberta Express Entry Stream, the Government of Alberta is able to select eligible candidates from the pool. They must already have a profile in the federal Express Entry database because it is in charge of candidates from all three Federal High Skilled immigration programs.
The Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination from the Government of Alberta get an advantage because they are able to add 600 addition points to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. As a result, they have a higher chance of getting an invitation, which would allow them to apply for Canadian permanent residence during the next draw.
The Alberta Express Entry Stream is popular among immigrants because it is more lenient with the CRS score requirements. Alberta gives Express Entry candidates with low CRS scores an opportunity to get Canadian permanent residence.
During the 21st June invitation round, the cut-off score was 300 in Alberta, which was markedly lower than the cut-off scores of other draws which were held through the Express Entry system this year. The eligibility criteria to become potential candidates in the Alberta Express Entry Stream is that they must be working in a profession which boosts Alberta’s economic development.